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Publication numberUS1998228 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateApr 16, 1935
Filing dateJan 30, 1933
Priority dateJan 30, 1933
Publication numberUS 1998228 A, US 1998228A, US-A-1998228, US1998228 A, US1998228A
InventorsFirth William C
Original AssigneeT Hold Mfg Company
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Retaining rack for shelves
US 1998228 A
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April 16,1935. w c, FIRTH 1,998,22g

RETAINING RACK FOR SHELVES Filed Jan. 30, 1935 INVENTOR. WILLIAM C. FYRTH Iatented Apr. 16 1935 mamma- RACK non. SHELVES William'C., l ifth,EastICleveIand', Ohio, assigiior to The T-Hold' Manufacturlng Company, East" Cleveland. Ohio; a -c'orporatlon of Ohio mnatoamwj 30,. 1933, saw No. 654,130

Heretofore a great deal of annoyance and 1i;nconi .venienee has been causedbyobjects, which have ing" system ,ensues whichis. both annoying and expensive" to remove. ,Very often similarexperiences are had by those employing 'other types of.

shelves or, spaces used as shelves.

invention hasfor its chief obj cot; pros visiongof .a means for preventing articles fromfalling from. shelvesorthe like- Another, object is toprovide a device. ofthis type which can be attached easily tothe, shelf omwhieh ityis to; be: A r hes. obi st is; e-prov d a dev e. of

this kind that may be tote wall;.and.,l: ecome a shelfby theaddition of a bottom either glass or other substantial material. A further object is to provide a device of this character which presents a neat and attractive appearance and one which can be manufactured inexpensively and at rapid rates of production.

With these and other objects in view, this invention, then, consists of the means hereinafter fully described and particularly pointed out in the claims. The annexed drawing and following description set forth in detail certain mechanism embodying the invention, such disclosed means constituting, however, but one of the various mechanical forms in which the principle of the invention may be used.

In the annexed drawing:

Fig. 1 is a plan view of my improved retaining rack as applied to the cover of a closet tank. Fig. 2 is a longitudinal elevation of the rack as shown in Fig. 1. Fig. 3 is another elevational view as indicated at 33 of Fig. 2. Fig. 4 is another elevational view of the device only, as indicated at 33 of Fig. 2 with the addition of a bottom and shown mounted against a wall by the use of screws.

Referring now to the details of construction by reference characters of which like numerals refer to like parts in the several views, the cover 5 of the closet tank 6 represents the shelf herein employed. The rack shown thereon, which is the subject of this invention, contains the two bars 1 and 8, both of which are bent as indicated at 9 and I0 so that the end portions H and I! are disposed substantially at right angles to the cener portions. At the ends I3 and [4 the rods are reduced diameter" as at tl and. M to form a shoulder... abutting against, the bosses or bulges."- l5 and arerivetedor welded to the anchor. plates l5, depressions I6 beingprovided-for the upset: portions caused by riveting so as to present aflat surface for contacting with the wall H to which. the shelf ;or cover 5 is attached. As a space is usuallyprovided at 18, or, if notoriginally pros,

vided can be arranged for, the ends l-aofthe an chonplates I5 whose thickness isof the orderof one thirty secondof. an inch; have a space into which they may project and thus are-held in close contact with the wall. Theends l land of bars- I and 8 to which these platesare attached, as above mentioned, are thus held in a fixed. relationship' with the wall H and shelf or cover 5... '1;

In order to maintain the :1 8 in: par-e allel. relationship with each other, the rods 28 are; welded to these bars at intermediate usually the vicinity of the bends- 9 and ID. The, ends of these rods extend below the lower bar sufii ciently to maintain the bars in substantially parallel positions relative the surface of the shelf or cover 5 and with the lower bar a little distance above this shelf or cover. The upper ends of these rods 20 are provided'with balls 2| which serve as a decorative feature and in addition may be used as a support for light objects, such as towels, which may be conveniently hung thereon.

After the assembly of the rack has been completed by welding, or by riveting and welding, it is usually plated and polished. The operations ordinarily consist of first polishing the rough metal, plating with copper, then bufling, and again plating with nickle and then with chromium after buffing the nickle. For a less expensive product a simple painting or enameling finish is provided.

Anchor plates ii are provided with a hole 22 that the device may be attached to a wall by the use of screws or nails and by further supplying the device with a bottom 23 supported by rod'8 it becomes a shelf embodying all the protective features previously set forth.

Numerous modifications may be made in the device described such as increasing or decreasing the number of bars 1 and 8 and in changing the number and form of the rods 20 as well as in the form and method of installation of the anchor plates IS. A bent and formed piece of sheet metal may be employed instead of the bars I and 8. Other modes of employing the principle of my invention may be employed instead of the one explained, change being made as regards the mechanism herein disclosed, provided the means stated PATENT OFFICE v by any of the following claims or the equivalent of such stated means be employed.

I therefore point out and distinctly claim as my invention:

1. In a device of the character described, the combination of a plurality of bars bent into U- shape, and relatively long and narrow fiat plates extending normally to and secured to the ends of said bars, a substantial portion of said'plates extending downwardly beyond the lowermost of said bars.

2. In a device of the character described, the combination of a plurality of bars" b'en'tinto .U- shape, relatively long and narrow flat plates extending normally to and secured to the endsof said bars, and vertical reinforcing bars perpendicular to and secured to said bars, a substantial portion of said plates extending downwardly beyond the lowermost of said bars. V

3. In a device of the character described, the combination of a plurality of parallel bars bent into U-shape,- and relatively long and narrow flat plates secured to and'extending normally to the ends of said bars, a substantialportion of said plates extending downwardly'beyond the lower-- barsand vertical reinforcing bars perpendicular V to and secured to said parallel bars. a Y

5. In a device of thecharacter' described, the

combination of aplurality of parallel bars bent in to U-shape relatively long and narrow flat plates secured to and extending normally. to the ends of said bars, a substantial portion of said plates extending downwardly beyond the lowermost of said barsand a plurality of vertical projecting bars extending downwardly from and perpendicular to the lowermost of said parallel bars.

6. A rack for a toilet closet tank, comprising the combination of a plurality of vertically parallel spaced bars bordering and conforming substantially to the outer marginal contour of the top of said tank, and flat tongue-like portions extending from the ends of said bars, said tonguelike 1 portions extending downwardly beyond the lowermost of said bars adapted to be inserted behind said tank and to retain said bars in position ginal contour of the top of said tank, and flat tongue-like plates secured to the ends of said bars,

1 said'plates' having a downwardly extending portion adapted to be inserted behind said tank and 'to retain said bars in position above said tank.

8. A rack for a toilet closet tank, comprising the combination of a plurality of spaced bars parallel to and conforming substantially to the outer marginal contour of the top 01 said tank; flat tonguelike plates secured to the ends'of said bars, said 3 'said tank; and verticplreinforcing bars perpendicular to and secured to said parallel bars, the

below said parallel bars.

9. A rack for a toilet closet tank, comprising a guard railing conforming to'the outer marginal contour of the top of said tank and positioned thereabove, and flattongue-like plates secured to the ends of said'railing, said plates having a downwardly extending portion adapted who inserted behind said tank and to retain said railing 40 .A

in position above said tank. g

Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3181176 *Mar 13, 1964May 4, 1965David NagyArticle retaining band for flush tanks
Classifications
U.S. Classification108/26.2, 108/42, 82/11.1, D23/313, 4/300
International ClassificationA47K1/08
Cooperative ClassificationA47K1/08
European ClassificationA47K1/08